From:                              CCE, Communications

Sent:                               Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:48 PM

To:                                   CivicEngagement@lists.oregonstate.edu

Subject:                          CCE Weekly Newsletter

 

 

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CCE Listserv-

 

We have TONS of opportunities for you this week! Make sure to scan all the way down to see all the great things you could be doing!! Also come to campus TOMORROW for Healthy Habits Day (11-3pm MU Quad) and the Peace Jam Public Lecture with Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel of Argentina (7pm MU Ballroom). It should be a fantastic day!

 

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Confidence Conference Volunteer Opportunity

The 2012 Confidence Conference is coming up and the Planning Committee is looking for awesome volunteers!  We will need people to station tables in the quad, talk to classes about the conference, work at different events throughout the week, and basically make the conference go!  If you are interested in volunteering, come to a meeting at the Women's Center to get more info and to sign up!

  • Friday; 4/13; 9-10AM
  • Monday; 4/16; 4:30-5:30PM

 

Please contact Sarah McConnel (sarah.mcconnel@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3175) if you have any questions. 

 

Corvallis Half Marathon- April 15th

The Corvallis Half Marathon could use some hardworking volunteers! The activities are work doing support, little tasks at the start and finish area, help in the post-race food area in Reser stadium and possibly helping out on the course as a flagger slowing traffic down.

  

If you’re interested please email Mike Waters at timberhill.mike@comcast.net or call at 541-207-4368.

 

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month- April 9th to April 16th

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. Oregon State University will be hosting several events throughout April in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Please see attached flyer for the schedule of events. “It’s time to talk about it! Connect. Respect. Prevent Sexual Violence.”

 

Job Opportunity! MU President-  Deadline April 17th

The Memorial Union Organization is currently seeking applicants for the position of MU President for the 2012-13 school year. The primary role of the Memorial Union President is to serve the student body by ensuring student focus in the programs, policies and operation of the Memorial Union organization (Student Leadership & Involvement, Student Media and the MU Facilities and Services). This will be fulfilled by serving on various university committees, the MU Leadership Team, acting as Chairperson of the MU Advisory Board, and working directly with the students of all of the MU Organizations departments.

 

In order to give potential applicants an opportunity to learn more about the position, they will be hosting information sessions about the role & responsibilities on the following days and times:

  • Thursday, April 5th from 3:00-4:00pm in MU 207
  • Tuesday, April 10th from 5:00-6:00pm in the MU Board Room
  • Friday April 13th from 2:00-3:00pm in MU 207

 

Applications, the selection timeline, and position description for this position can be found at http://mu.oregonstate.edu/mupresident. All applications are due on Tuesday, April 17th.

 

Any questions about the position or process should be directed to Ashley Barnes, MU President, at mupresident@oregonstate.edu.

 

Job Opportunity! Outside In - Clinic Coordinator - Bilingual – Open Until Filled

Work as part of a small, dynamic team of front office clinic coordinators/interpreters providing patient reception, intake, and interpretation for high-volume, multidisciplinary health center serving youth and people experiencing homelessness.  Be an active member of an interdisciplinary patient-care team to support wellness and harm-reduction.  Required qualifications: Bilingual Spanish/English, experience working with under-served populations, ability to multi-task while retaining accuracy and attention to detail.  Experience in a medical setting preferred, familiar with medical billing/insurance a plus. Full-time, some evening hours may be required.  $13.25-13.50/hr plus benefits.

 

Application and a complete position description are available on the website: www.outsidein.org/employment.htm

 

Earth Day Service Project, Saturday 4/21/12, 8:15am to 1:15pm

 

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an Earth Day service project on Saturday April 21st from 8:15am to 1:15pm!!! Join us for a morning of litter patrol, invasive species removal, and light pruning along a vibrant wetlands habitat. Dunawi Creek features prominently in Starker Arts Park & adjacent Sunset Park (with an interpretive boardwalk), providing opportunities to understand more about wetlands during the course of our community service event. Students will meet in the MU Journey Room at 8:15am to get organized, turn in paperwork, and travel to the service project. The service will last from 9am to 1pm. CCE will provide transportation to and from the service site. Students will return to campus just after 1pm. CCE will provide some snacks but student participants should plan to bring a sack lunch (and dress for the weather!). Participants will be required to complete liability waivers that will be emailed to you after registration.

 

Space is limited. Register here: https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/main.aspx?SurveyID=4918&cmd=survey

 

Job Opportunity! - Americorps VISTA/Harvest Against Hunger in Toppenish- Deadline April 22

Are you interested in science and the environment? Are you passionate about nutrition education and community gardening? Spend your summer in Toppenish, Washington, as a summer AmeriCorps VISTA working alongside year-round Harvest VISTA members to start or support existing food banks, community and school garden projects. Projects will focus on strengthening connections with schools, using educational curriculum and supporting summer feeding programs. Earn a living stipend and a $1700 educational scholarship at the end of the summer! 

If you have any questions please contact Jackie Beard at 509-823-9391 or at yakima@firstharvest.org.

 

Volunteer at SAGE – 4pm-dusk on Tuesdays (Mar 20th – Oct).

The SAGE garden is a unique community garden located in the Bruce Starker Arts Park.  Community volunteers are the heart of the garden and help to farm a one-acre plot of city land.  The food we grow together is donated to local food banks and soup kitchens, providing fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables to families in our community who need them most. In 2011 the garden supplied almost 7,000 pounds of organically grown produce to agencies all over Corvallis.

SAGE garden, Bruce Starker Arts Park SW 45th Place & SW Country Club Dr

 

For questions about volunteering at SAGE please contact Jena at jena@corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org or 541-753-9211 

http://corvallisenvironmental.wordpress.com/edible-corvallis-initiative/sage/

 

Casa Latino Unidos Benton County school homework program

Linus Pauling Middle School: 3/6/2012 & ends 6/7/2012 T/TH 3:30pm to 5pm

Philomath Elementary School : 4/7/2012 & ends 6/11/2012 M/W 3pm to 4:30pm

Casa Latino Unidos is looking for committed volunteers that want to see kids succeed for one day of tutoring or ongoing service. There are no language requirements and there will be no volunteering during spring break

 

To volunteer fill out the application and contact Erlinda Gonzales-Berry or Yazmin Brambila phone: 541-223-5310 or via email: casa.latinos.unidos@gmail.com

 

Job Opportunity!- Kid Spirit

OSU KidSpirit is currently hiring for Summer term.  KidSpirit is a youth program that offers summer day camps for children in Benton County.  They are currently seeking staff for a variety of positions this summer term such as camp counselors, office assistants, head instructors, and a variety of internship opportunities for all majors.  Both part and full time positions are available.  If you are interested you can apply online here http://kidspirit.oregonstate.edu/employment .  Working at KidSpirit is a great way to have fun, make friends, and earn valuable job skills this summer.

 

Job Opportunity!- Center for Civic Engagement

Would you like to work here at the Center for Civic Engagement? It is a great place to work and you can help build a culture of Civic Engagement at OSU! More information is available on our website and you can apply online at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/applications/cce.

 

City Hall Ambassadors Needed

The City of Corvallis has an awesome opportunity to meet citizens and learn about City government. Volunteers will greet and welcome City Hall visitors, respond to visitor inquiries about City services and programs, provide directions to City facilities and meeting room locations (utility bills, Municipal Court, etc.), refer visitors to the appropriate business or organization (Chamber of Commerce, Community Outreach, etc.) and maintain and update brochure rack in lobby. Visit their website for the application! http://www.ci.corvallis.or.us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4845&Itemid=5083

 

For more information, contact Kathy Louie at 541-766-6901, x5072 or via e-mail.

 

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Healthy Habits Day

Friday April 13th 11am-3pm

MU Quad

Organizations from OSU and the Corvallis community will be presenting fun and engaging activities that promote regular participation in healthy activities. Come learn more about ways to improve your health and the resources that will allow you to do so!

 

Peace Jam Public Lecture

Friday April 13th 7pm

MU Ballroom

Come hear Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel of Argentina speak on “Peace as the Grand Revolution” this Friday, April 13 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Doors open at 7:00 to the music of Eugene band Krishna and Friends. The public lecture will begin at 7:30. Open to the public!!!

If you’re interested in volunteering at any of these events, please email Briana Ledesma at cce_communications@oregonstate.edu

Movie with a Message: Precious Knowledge – Education, Race, and Community

Wednesday, April 18th

5:30 pm open doors for free pizza, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm movie showing and discussion

Kelley Engineering Center 1003

OSU’s chapter of Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRSS) and Teach For America are teaming up to provide OSU students a chance to engage on the topic of educational inequity through a viewing of Precious Knowledge, a movie w/a thematic focus on race, politics, and education. Bring $2 or two cans of food.

 

Feel free to reach out to Tony Emerson, Teach for America Recruitment Manager at  tony.emerson@teachforamerica.org, or MANRRS’ Publicity Officer Tiffany Harper at harperti@onid.orst.edu with comments or questions. 

 

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Check out the Peace Jam website to watch some inspirational videos and get pumped for the public lecture tomorrow night!!

 

 

 

 

Thanks!

Center for Civic Engagement

Oregon State University

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